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  • Valencia beat Sevilla 3-1 to take over 4th place in La Liga 3 hours 59 minutes ago

    Dani Parejo scored twice to lead Valencia to a 3-1 win over Sevilla as the hosts moved past the Andalusian side into fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sevilla fell two points behind Valencia, but they still have a game in hand at leader Real Madrid on February 4. Elsewhere,...
  • Shillong Lajong FC blank Mumbai FC 1-0 in I-League 14 hours 0 minutes ago

    Shillong: Shillong Lajong FC on Sunday edged past Mumbai FC 1-0 in a second round I-League encounter, courtesy a perfect free kick conversion by Boithang Haokip in the second half. After Shillong striker Penn Orji was fouled about 30 yards away from the rival goal line, his teammate Boithang Haokip made...
  • Punjab Warriors beat Kalinga Lancers 4-2 in HIL 14 hours 6 minutes ago

    Mohali: Jaypee Punjab Warriors skipper Jamie Dwyer led from the front as his team put up a clinical performance defeating Kalinga Lancers 4-2 in a Hero Hockey India league match played under biting cold conditions, here on Sunday. Down 0-1 in the first quarter, the Warriors came back strongly and looked...
  • Out-of-favour Balotelli must improve in training, says Rodgers 15 hours 7 minutes ago

    London: Out-of-favour Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli needs to improve in training if he wants to get back into the squad, manager Brendan Rodgers has said. Italian Balotelli, who is yet to score a league goal in 12 appearances since his 16 million pounds ($23.98 million) move from AC Milan in August,...
  • UP, Punjab aim to register first HIL win 15 hours 11 minutes ago

    Uttar Pradesh Wizards are all geared up to face Punjab Warriors in a Hockey India League (HIL) encounter on Monday. In their opening matches, where Wizards met Delhi Waveriders and Warriors played against Dabang Mumbai, both the teams played draws, splitting the points with their respective opponents. In the impending game on...
  • I love mentoring Indian players during IPL: Mike Hussey 16 hours 58 minutes ago

    He is one among the few top overseas players to have regularly featured in the cash-rich Indian Premier League and Michael Hussey believes that his bond with it has got stronger over the years having played the role of a "mentor" to young Indian players. Hussey, who has played six seasons...
  • HIL: Confident Ranchi Rays set to host Delhi Waveriders 17 hours 41 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Post their electrifying win over Dabang Mumbai, Ranchi Rays look to be finding their form as they take on Delhi Waveriders in the ongoing 3rd edition of the Hero Hockey India League, here on Monday. The Sardar Singh-led Waveriders, who held Uttar Pradesh Wizards on their home turf in Lucknow,...
  • HIL: Great to earn first win, says Ranchi Rays captain Ashley Jackson 18 hours 51 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rays captain Ashley Jackson said Sunday that it was great to get a win under their belt after they lost the Hockey India League opener. The Rays lost the opening match of the tournament 3-6 to Kalinga Lancers in Bhubaneswar Thursday but came back strongly to defeat Dabang Mumbai...
  • Daniel Sturridge set for Liverpool return, Rogers warns Balotelli Yesterday

    Liverpool: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is closing in on a return to action after more than four months out injured but Mario Balotelli's exile from the first team is set to continue. Sturridge, who has been out since August, will make his comeback in next weekend's home match against West Ham...
  • Pune FC beat Bengaluru FC 3-1 in I-League Yesterday

    Pune FC beat defending champions Bengaluru FC 3-1 in a second round encounter of the Hero I-League Football Tournament at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Saturday. For Pune FC, Darko Nikac (9th min), Luciano Sabrosa (25th min) and Raju Yumnam (82nd min) were the scorers. For the home team, Eugeneson Lyngdoh (90th...
  • HIL: Barry Middleton's brace for Ranchi Rays sinks Dabang Mumbai Yesterday

    Mumbai: England's Barry Middleton scored twice in the third quarter, to pilot Ranchi Rays to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Dabang Mumbai in the Hockey India League encounter at the Mahindra Stadium here on Saturday. Mumbai took the lead through their Belgian forward Tom Boon in the 8th minute of the...
  • Sevilla, Valencia battle for Champions League spot Yesterday

    Madrid: With the top three expected to win comfortably on Saturday, the weekend's standout game in La Liga is Sunday's clash between two ambitious teams fighting to secure a lucrative Champions League berth. Valencia, in fifth, host fourth-placed Sevilla with only a point separating them at the halfway stage of the...
  • Liverpool require experience: Brendan Rodgers Yesterday

    London: Brendan Rodgers insisted Saturday Liverpool will not endure another summer of wholesale change as he outlined his intention to keep plenty of experience in his squad. Captain Steven Gerrard will leave a hole that cannot be easily filled when he joins LA Galaxy at the end of the season and...
  • I-League: Royal Wahingdoh beat Salgaocar 2 days ago

    Margao: Royal Wahingdoh defeated hosts Salgaocar FC 1-0 in an I-League match at the Fatorda Stadium on Friday. Jackichand Singh netted the game-clinching goal for side from northeast in the seventh minute, capitalising on a miscommunication between goalkeeper Subrata Paul and defender Augustin Fernandes. He controlled a long ball sent from team-mate...
  • Bengaluru FC take on Pune FC in I-League 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: After starting their campaign with a draw, pressure will be on Bengaluru FC to register their first win of the season when they take on Pune FC in an I-League match here on Saturday. Bengaluru will be hoping to make amends in their performance as their supply chain to their...
  • HIL 2015: Mumbai, Punjab play out exciting draw 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Hosts Dabang Mumbai and last year's runners-up Punjab Warriors played out an exciting 3-3 draw in their opening game of the Hockey India League at the Mahindra Stadium on Friday. Mumbai went ahead twice only for Punjab to pull it back on both occasions and then the visitors took the...
  • HIL: UP Wizards hold defending champions Delhi Waveriders to a draw 2 days ago

    Lucknow: Defending champions Delhi Waveriders were held to a 2-2 draw by Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a high-voltage Hero Hockey India League match at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here on Friday. After a barren first quarter, the opening goal of the match was scored in the second quarter when Uttar Pradesh...
  • We can win without Yaya Toure, says Manchester City boss 2 days ago

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told his players they must believe they can win without Yaya Toure after failing to do so in the four league games he has missed this season. Toure is currently on international duty with Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup and his departure has...
  • I-League: Time for Bengaluru FC to deliver the goods 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: After an uninspiring goalless draw with Dempo a week ago, champions Bengaluru FC will be under pressure to deliver when they face Pune FC in the second round of the I-League on Saturday. A missed penalty by skipper Sunil Chhetri and a clutch of wasted scoring chances saw BFC just...
  • Pune FC sign Portuguese playmaker Figueira Marcelino 2 days ago

    Pune: Pune FC have completed their foreign quota with the addition of seasoned Portuguese playmaker Edgar Carvalho Figueira Marcelino for the remainder of the 2014-15 I-League season. The 30-year-old midfielder joins Pune FC after a brief stint with FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL), and adds valuable experience to...
  • Swansea City swoop for Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Naughton 3 days ago

    London: Swansea City have signed Tottenham Hotspur's former England under-21 fullback Kyle Naughton on a 3-1/2 year deal, the Premier League clubs said on Thursday. Naughton, who is eligible for Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie at Blackburn Rovers, has already trained with his new team. Spurs bought the versatile defender from...
  • Amendment to rule 6.2.4 is "true villain": Supreme Court 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the amendment to rule 6.2.4 of BCCI permitting administrators of the cricket body to acquire or hold commercial interest in events like IPL and champions league, terming it as the "true villain" of the situation. A bench headed by Justice T S Thakur...
  • Liverpool will challenge for title next season, says Brendan Rodgers 3 days ago

    Liverpool will be back challenging for the Premier League title next season after slipping off the pace this time round, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday. The Northern Irishman took Liverpool to the verge of their first English title since 1990 last year before they faltered badly with the prize in...
  • Kalinga Lancers win HIL opener in goal-fest 3 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: It was quite a positive and dominant start for the Kalinga Lancers who got off defeating debutants Ranchi Rays 6-3 in a goal-fest opening match of the third edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Kalinga Stadium here Thursday. For a team which finished last in 2014, the...
  • Aston Villa fined after Leicester fracas 3 days ago

    London: Aston Villa's total fines for poor discipline this season have topped 100,000 pounds ($151,900) after the Premier League club were punished for a fracas against Leicester City on Thursday. The FA said Villa had been fined 60,000 pounds for the behaviour of players and club officials during and after a...
  • Raheem Sterling in no rush to replace Gerrard as Liverpool talisman 3 days ago

    London: Young Liverpool striker Raheem Sterling is the reluctant hero as Liverpool fans search for a successor to Steven Gerrard as Anfield's new idol. England forward Sterling, 20, already carries on his shoulders the burden of being the Reds' main attacking threat and his load will only increase when the 34-year-old...
  • N Srinivasan has to choose between CSK and BCCI, says Supreme Court 3 days ago

    The Supreme Court on Thursday disallowed Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) chief-in-exile N Srinivasan from contesting elections to the cricket board. In a 130-page verdict on Thursday, the apex court said that Srinivasan as the BCCI chief and owner of an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise had created...
  • HIL: New-look Dabang Mumbai take on Punjab Warriors in lung-opener 3 days ago

    Mumbai: A new-look Dabang Mumbai, under a new city franchise-owning group, will clash with last year's losing finalists Jaypee Punjab Warriors in their opening game of 3rd Hockey India League at Mahindra Stadium here on Friday. The home team, owned by Doit Sports Management, appear strong on paper with an array...
  • Manchester United second richest club in world despite nightmare season 4 days ago

    A leap in commercial and broadcast revenue lifted Manchester United into second place behind Real Madrid on the list of the world's richest clubs in 2013-14, according to Deloitte's latest Football Money League. Despite a poor season on the pitch, United's income surged to 518 million euros ($599.4 million), from 424...
  • Arsenal sign Polish teenager Krystian Bielik 4 days ago

    London: Arsenal have made their first signing of the January transfer window, bringing in Poland youth international Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw. The English Premier League club did not disclose a fee for Bielik, but British media reported he cost 2.5 million pounds ($3.8 million). The 17-year-old Bielik can play as a...